Sans Préfixe

Sami just pointed me at Brent’s post from July Prefixes Considered Passé. He then pointed out that Xcode 6 doesn’t prompt for a class prefix anymore! I created a new project, and its classes were indeed sans préfixe. That’s...
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I love board games

Five years ago, my brother-in-law introduced me to Carcassonne, sparking my love for modern board games. I’ve put together a fun collection since then, and try to play often. We often played ‘til the wee hours over Thanksgiving and...
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One less headache

I just moved my site from WordPress to Jekyll. Good riddance. The final straw was Shellshock. Observing my peers at work deal with this issue made me realize it was time for me to stop hosting my own server,...
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iOS 7 changed my home screen

When Apple introduced folders to the Springboard (home screen), I set up a folder named "Dock" that contained the apps I use most. My dock consisted of Phone, Gmail, Safari and the Dock folder. I had about 5 pages of...
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You need the willingness to succeed too

Ken Segall's Observatory: Meanwhile, over at Ron Johnson’s place… "To turn a vision into visible change, you must be immune to the criticism. You must do what you believe in your heart to be the right thing. Only when...
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iOS can be frustrating for Android users

I want to respond to a couple of points on Rachid Otsmane-Elhaou's mostly excellent post, Why The iPhone Is Impossible For Me To Use. I agree with most of Rachid's arguments. The iOS is clearly lagging behind Android with...
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I'm a Biggest Winner... winner!

I joined BDHQ's Biggest Winner (BW) program last July. So far I've lost 55 pounds and feel better than I have in over a decade! Bri Westhaver, an ambassador of the...
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BC Health Service Locator app wins Innovation award

Each year, the BC Ministry of Health holds an internal "Celebrating our Successes" event to recognize their accomplishments. I've just learned the BC Health Service Locator app whose development I led won the Innovation award! The winner of this...
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BC Health Service Locator for iPhone

In spring 2011 I worked for the Ministry of Labour, Citizens' Services, and Open Government to mentor a new iOS developer. Mentoring is something I love to do so I was excited for the opportunity! The Ministry was working on...
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